Rep. Rosendale Introduces Expediting Temporary Ratings for Veterans Act
Today, Representative Matt Rosendale introduced the Expediting Temporary Ratings for Veterans Act.
Washington, March 28, 2022
Washington, D.C. - Today, Representative Matt Rosendale introduced H.R. 7256, the Expediting Temporary Ratings for Veterans Act. This bill would expedite temporary disability rating claims from veterans who have been hospitalized for at least 21 days for service-connected illnesses or disabilities. Additionally, this bill would also require Veterans Affairs (VA) to modify its IT systems to streamline processing of these temporary rating claims. Lastly, this bill would direct VA to use medical records information it already has in its corporate data warehouse to make rating adjustments faster and more reliable.
“Veterans who are hospitalized and suffering from severe illnesses and disabilities are not reliably receiving the benefits they deserve on time. Veterans should not have to worry about how they are going to pay for essential goods because the VA bureaucracy is slow or inconsistent in processing their claims,” said Representative Rosendale. “My bill will help streamline temporary rating claims, allowing timelier claim processes, and avoiding human error when it comes to much needed compensation. America’s veterans have willingly sacrificed so much for our great nation, and it is far past time that they are ensured the benefits they deserve in a timely manner.”